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Horror Express -- An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link...
Horror Express -- An English anthropologist has discovered a frozen monster in the frozen wastes of Manchuria which he believes may be the Missing Link...
Horror Express -- A monster is found frozen in the bleak remoteness of Manchuria that is believed to be the "missing link" in anthropology. It is transported to Europe on the Trans Siberian express and begins to thaw out with dreadful consequences.


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Writers (WGA):
Arnaud d'Usseau (screenplay) and
Julian Zimet (screenplay) (originally as Julian Halevy)
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Release Date:
December 1973 (USA) See more »
Can it be stopped? See more »
In 1906, in China, a British anthropologist discovers a frozen prehistoric creature and must transport it to Europe by train. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Compact, eerie and intriguing low budget thriller See more (127 total) »


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Christopher Lee ... Prof. Sir Alexander Saxton (as Cristopher Lee)

Peter Cushing ... Dr. Wells

Telly Savalas ... Captain Kazan
Alberto de Mendoza ... Father Pujardov
Silvia Tortosa ... Countess Irina Petrovski
Julio Peña ... Inspector Mirov
Ángel del Pozo ... Yevtushenko (as Angel del Pozo)
Helga Liné ... Natasha
Alice Reinheart ... Miss Jones
José Jaspe ... Conductor Konev
George Rigaud ... Count Marion Petrovski (as Jorge Rigaud)
Víctor Israel ... Baggage Man
Faith Clift ... American Passenger
Juan Olaguivel ... Creature (as Juan Olaguibel)
Barta Barri ... First Telegraphist
Peter Beckman ... Second Telegraphist
Hiroshi Kitatawa ... Grashinski
Vicente Roca ... Station Master
José Canalejas ... Russian Guard
José Marco ... Vorkin
Allen Russell ... Captain O'Hagan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fernando Villena ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Eugenio Martín  (as Gene Martin)
Writing credits
Arnaud d'Usseau (screenplay) and
Julian Zimet (screenplay) originally as Julian Halevy

Produced by
Bernard Gordon .... producer
Gregorio Sacristán .... associate producer
Original Music by
John Cacavas 
Cinematography by
Alejandro Ulloa 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Dearberg  (as Robert Dearberg)
Production Design by
Ramiro Gómez  (as Gomez Ramiro)
Set Decoration by
Ramiro Gómez 
Makeup Department
Rafael Berraquero .... assistant makeup artist
Fernando Florido .... makeup artist
Romana González .... assistant hair stylist
Julián Ruiz .... makeup supervisor
María Nieves Ruiz .... hair stylist
Production Management
José María Ramos .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gil Carretero .... assistant director
Vicente Escrivá hijo .... second assistant director
Art Department
John Chisholm .... props
Juan Gracia .... property master
Julián Martín .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Manuel Ferreiro .... boom operator (as Manuel Ferreiro Sierra)
Antonio Illán .... sound supervisor
Luis López Díaz .... sound recordist
Enrique Molinero .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Pablo Pérez .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Brian Stevens .... optical effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Teo Escamilla .... camera operator
Simón López .... still photographer (as Simon Lopez)
Luis Peña .... focus puller (as Luis Pena)
Antonio Vega .... assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Andrés Fernández .... wardrobe master (as Andres Fernandez)
Carmen Manzano .... wardrobe mistress
Charles Simminger .... wardrobe supervisor (as Charlie Simminger)
Editorial Department
Fernando Megino .... assistant editor
Other crew
Katrina Bayonas .... unit publicist
Rafael Perez Murcia .... set assistant
José Luis Rubio .... production assistant
Isabel Ruiz Capillas .... script supervisor (as Maribel Ruiz-Capilla)

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Panic in the Trans-Siberian Train" - International (English title)
"The Possessor" - USA (reissue title)
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91 min (Blu-ray Edition) | USA:88 min | Spain:84 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 (1990) | France:U | Netherlands:14 (original rating) (1975) | Norway:15 | Spain:13 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1994) | USA:R | West Germany:16 (nf)

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Most of the film was shot without audio recording, the soundtracks and dialog were all added in post production. Stars Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing, and Telly Savalas provided their own voices for the film's English release.See more »
Anachronisms: The military forces are not correctly dressed. The first one - O'Hagan - is in a blue suit with red epaulets with a star on his service cap. Stars only appeared after the revolt.See more »
Father Pujardov:The beast is not dead.
Inspector Mirov:I put four bullets into him.
Father Pujardov:[smiling] You think evil can be killed with bullets? Satan lives. The Unholy One is among us.
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Compact, eerie and intriguing low budget thriller, 23 May 2004
Author: rixrex from United States

An intriguing idea of a "spirit" of pure evil with the ability to jump from body to body aboard a trans-siberian train. Well done considering budget constraints, and claustrophobic. Lee and Cushing are fine, but it's Telly Savales who chews the scenery to good effect. He is an unexpected treat as a bullying cossack officer and good counterpoint to Lee and Cushing as civilized gentlemen. Don't expect a slick Hollywood production and you won't be disappointed. I watched this on late night TV spookfests everytime it was on during the late 70s and saw something new each time. It's something like a cross between Hammer and Argento, and a little bit of Corman, too.

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From a Technical scientific standpoint... bobbyd7085
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